New York Landowners Assert Their Rights to Natural Gas Fracking

New York Landowners Assert Their Rights to Natural Gas Fracking

Yesterday, a group named the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York held an event at the state capitol in Albany to present a “Declaration of Rights” to drill for natural gas on…

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NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

NYC Enacts Zone Green Rules Enabling Easier Sustainable Building

Building green in New York City just got a whole lot easier. The New York City Council has updated some archaic zoning laws, enabling energy efficient and solar-powered buildings to be…

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Henry Street Settlement to be a Model for Green Landmarked Buildings in NYC

Henry Street Settlement to be a Model for Green Landmarked Buildings in NYC

Henry Street launched its green renovation last year, working with the Municipal Arts Society (MAS) to create a plan that would allow the Settlement to upgrade its aging buildings,…

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Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

Solar Panels Will Help F/G Train Straphangers Experience a Smoother Ride in Brooklyn

photo © Elvert Barnes via Creative Commons The MTA has turned to green energy to help make subway rides a little more pleasant for riders. A system of solar panels has been…

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Green Map Launches New NYC Energy Map

Green Map Launches New NYC Energy Map

Green Map, the open source system that maps everything eco, is one of our go-to resources for discovering sustainable businesses, local initiatives, and green-living resources. Now the…

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Propane Fracking Method Could Avoid New York Gas Drilling Ban

Propane Fracking Method Could Avoid New York Gas Drilling Ban

New plans to extract natural gas and oil from shale could bypass New York’s hydraulic fracturing moratorium. The waterless fracking method uses propane instead of the conventional…

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New York City Triples Solar Power Production

New York City Triples Solar Power Production

Thanks to new solar arrays atop ten city buildings, including three police stations, two schools, a fire station, and sanitation department garages, New York City has tripled its solar…

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Coney Island's Wonder Wheel is Getting Solar-Powered Lights!

Coney Island's Wonder Wheel is Getting Solar-Powered Lights!

The towering Wonder Wheel ride has been the symbol of Coney Island for over 90 years. This coming summer, Deno's Wonder Wheel will step into the 21st Century with a new set of…

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FERC Endorses Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed For New York City & New Jersey

FERC Endorses Natural Gas Pipeline Proposed For New York City & New Jersey

image via Spectra Energy The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has endorsed the proposal for a natural gas pipeline that will stretch through New York City and New Jersey and hook…

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Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Solar & Wind Power Coming to NYC's Freshkills Park on Staten Island

Freshkills Park, the massive restoration project that's transforming what used to be the world's largest landfill into public green space, is one step closer to receiving its long…

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New York and NOAA Release Study to Streamline Offshore Wind Power Projects

New York and NOAA Release Study to Streamline Offshore Wind Power Projects

Fresh on the heals of NYC's announcement for a clean energy project at Freshkills Park, a study just released by New York State and NOAA aims to make off-shore wind development become a…

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Switch to a Low-Flow Toilet and NYC Will Give You $125

Switch to a Low-Flow Toilet and NYC Will Give You $125

In a step to help New Yorkers conserve water, the Department of Environmental Protection will soon offer vouchers to those who convert to low-flow toilets. As part of the Bloomberg…

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Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

Mayor Bloomberg Calls for RFP on Solid Waste to Energy Facility for NYC

New York City makes a lot of waste -- 3 million tons to be exact -- and it costs the city $300 million to export it away from our lovely city streets. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is on a…

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New York Town Wins the Legal Right to Ban Hydrofracking for Natural Gas

New York Town Wins the Legal Right to Ban Hydrofracking for Natural Gas

This week the town of Dryden, New York won a court case giving it the right to ban hydrofracking for natural gas within its borders. The case is a major victory for fracking opponents…

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House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn and Queens

House Approves Three-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline for Brooklyn and Queens

Aerial view of the area where the Brooklyn-Queens pipeline would run Brooklyn and Queens homes may soon be powered by natural gas instead of heavily polluting number 4 and number 6…

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New Interactive Map Shows How Much Energy Every Building in NYC Uses

New Interactive Map Shows How Much Energy Every Building in NYC Uses

New York City urban planners now have an important tool to help create energy reduction plans. An interactive map of New York has been developed by the Columbia University Engineering…

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Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Wants to Install Solar Panels on NYC School Roofs

Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer Wants to Install Solar Panels on NYC School Roofs

On Thursday, January 27, the Manhattan Borough President, Scott Stringer spoke in front of a 3 KW set of solar panels on Hunter College of the City University to promote his “Rooftop…

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Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC's East River

Tidal Power Plant Coming to NYC's East River

We've been closely following Verdant Power's tidal turbine tests in the East River, and on Monday, the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission awarded the company the agency's first…

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Deutsche Bank Completes World's Tallest Roof-Mounted Solar Array in NYC

Deutsche Bank Completes World's Tallest Roof-Mounted Solar Array in NYC

While Lower Manhattan is chock-full of skyscrapers, one in particular has a shiny top unlike any other in the country. The Deutsche Bank American Headquarters at 60 Wall Street now dons…

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Five Queens Public Libraries to Receive Energy Retrofits and Create Green Education Programs

Five Queens Public Libraries to Receive Energy Retrofits and Create Green Education Programs

The Queens Library Foundation announced this week that it is partnering with the Community Environmental Center (CEC) of Long Island City to retrofit five branches of the Queens…

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NYC Area to Receive $30 Million to Fund Large-Scale Solar Power Projects

NYC Area to Receive $30 Million to Fund Large-Scale Solar Power Projects

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent 2012 State of the State address put an emphasis on boosting renewable energy resources this year, and his initiatives are already being put into action.…

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Developers of Atlantic City Offshore Wind Farm Say They are Ready to Build

Developers of Atlantic City Offshore Wind Farm Say They are Ready to Build

The developers of what could become the first offshore wind farm in the United States have announced that they are poised to begin construction as soon as the New Jersey Board of Public…

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Indian Point Nuclear Plant Forced to Shut Down Reactor Due to Pump Problem

Indian Point Nuclear Plant Forced to Shut Down Reactor Due to Pump Problem

Increased leakage of slightly radioactive water forced the operators of Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant, located just 30 miles north of New York City, to shut down one of the plant's…

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2012 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Dazzles with Philips LED Lights

2012 Times Square New Year's Eve Ball Dazzles with Philips LED Lights

The annual New Year's Eve celebration in Times Square will once again showcase the dropping of a dazzling green ball, as the iconic sphere will be illuminated by energy efficient…

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NYU Student Proposes Street Lamps Powered by Dog Poop

NYU Student Proposes Street Lamps Powered by Dog Poop

image © Billa via Creative Commons Melody Kelemu, a student at NYU, wants to use the poop from the dogs of New York to power lamps in our parks. The idea dawned on the neuroscience…

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